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BBOWT fern at Sydlings Copse |OnePlus 7T Main Camera | f/1.7 | 4.8 mm | 1/300 s | ISO 100

My best Prime shot of the week was on my old smartphone again in a local nature reserve.
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Well, high time I catch up on commenting here as well. I think the last three survivors of this challenge need to look out for each other

A belated congrats on the selection of your photo's for the 2014 exhibition, I think I remember the goose shot (or a similar one) from here as well.

I really like the fair scene, the slight movement blur of the cars make it very dynamic and the colours really help the festive mood of such an event.

The prime shot of the photographers is a hoot, you can see the enormous amount of fun they're having (or expecting)

The train sequence is well done, processing spot on and a bit of cloning will get rid of the modern cars if you want to improve it further.

The ferns are really nice, it's the complementary shapes and colours that make it work, well seen.
You can see the April Foolishness 2022 exhibition here Another great show of the talent we have on Dyxum
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Well, I also appreciate the commenting Pieter, and realise there can be lags. I agree with the stand out shots for Weeks 37 and 38.

I do like the Oxford photographers pic, even if one of them is shooting with the ubiquitous Canon camera . They really are everywhere

The 'Vintage' style creative Train shot though, is a great effect and my definite favourite. Good to learn how you did it.

And the Fern (Week 37 C prime) is a clever juxtaposition of the fronds and colours, to make a striking composition. Good to see you keeping up the challenge Howard.
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Howard, I have to confess that my Dyxum contributions and activity has been nothing short of pitiful this year, but it doesn't mean I haven't been visiting to follow my favourite threads. And your Photo 150 2022 is one of my top go tos every week. You must be very proud of your achievements and your entire catalogue for the year would make a great photo book. And that goes for the other remaining stalwarts (above) too Too many images for me to specifically comment on but I couldn't resist the animated GIF of the train.    Very clever.

I have struggled to climb back onto an enthusiastic level for some reason these past few weeks. The variety and quality of my kit isn't the reason, but the recent professional workshops I have attended and enjoyed (3 day Norfolk Coast with Gill Moon and Kingfisher hide with Laura Galbraith) seem to have had a counter-productive effect! Instead of wanting to go out and shoot more photos, I sort of feel that they were my very best pictures and I doubt I'll do any better.

Nonsense I know, but I do need sort it out and return to a much more productive hobby. Perhaps we should arrange another day for a photo walkabout before the winter sets in

Or perhaps I should buy a new lens
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Thank you, both, for your kind comments. I am finding it hard to keep up with the overall challenge - I'm a couple of weeks behind with a huge backlog of editing and selecting to do. But I won't give up yet

I know how you feel, Brian, and I have used my main Sony camera less often in recent weeks. It's heavy to carry around and a faff to change lenses from zoom to prime and so on. (First world problem, I know.) My three-year old Smartphone has three prime lenses and is always with me. I'm tempted to upgrade to an iPhone - either the new 14 Pro or a refurbished 13 Pro to take the sting out of the price. I might jump sooner rather than later as the incompetents in charge here seem hell-bent on wrecking the value of the pound

Thanks for reminding me about Gill Moon - I see she has a workshop on the Exmoor Coast next spring, which I will consider ...
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Week 38

A: Creative


Coast | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70 F4 | f/10.0 | 24.0 mm | 1/160 s | ISO 100

A couple of weeks ago we did a quick dash for a long weekend in Holland, Groningen province mostly. Here we are at Nordpolderzijl on the dike looking out over the Wadden Zee. This is a two frame panorama in order to convey the scale of of the land- and seascape here. I first visited this landscape many years ago, in winter, on a grey day, at the end of the afternoon in a murky light. I loved the sense of air, water, marsh, and mud becoming indistinguishable from one another.

This place is a start and finish point for wadlopen, or mud-flat hiking. I haven't done that, yet, and in this next photo you can see some intrepid hikers returning to clean off and go home.


Noordpolderzijl

The view is in the opposite direction to the first.
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B: This week in 2010


Intense dinosaur Minolta Dynax 7 | Kodak Ultramax 400

Twelve years ago I was in Oxford's Natural History Museum where thas was a display of dinosaurs and their possible skin colours. I didn't record the lens I used, but I like the exaggerated (I'm sure) colour here.
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The restaurant at the end of The Netherlands | OnePlus 7T rear main camera | f/1.7 | 1/1000 s | ISO 125

Back to the Netherlands and the far northeast of the country, and again my smartphone serving as a prime lens.

This is Delfzijl where they have a hotel/restaurant on stilts in the Eems estuary, the body of water that separates The Netherlands from Germany. Apparently the course of the border has been in dispute. Germany insists it follows the course of a water channel near the Dutch side called (in English) the Bight of Watum. Holland insists it is equidistant between the two countries.

Wars have been fought over less, but a few years ago the grown-ups in the two countries settled the dispute, signing 'an agreement that the border will remain ambiguous and both nations will share responsibility for the area'.

I can't wait to come back to Delfzijl and have the dining experience of a lifetime at dusk on a grey windy day looking out over the edge of nowhere into nothing.


Nothing
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Week 39

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Brayford | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70 F4 | five frame panorama

Another panorama, I'm afraid; this was five shots scanning over the North Devon village of Brayford. I spent the first couple of years of my life here and my parents are buried in the churchyard behind where I took these photos. I have been coming here for more than half a century, perhaps 60 or more years and I never fail to be moved by this tranquil scene.
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B: This week in 2009


Badger | Minolta XD7 and Tamron SP 90mm F2.5 | Fuji Superia 200

I go back in time every week until I reach the time where I have no Dyxum-compatible gear taking a picture this week. Here is a portrait of a friend's dog, in the sun, on Fuji Superia 200 film.
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In the Pink | OnePlus 7T Main Rear Camera | f/1.7 | 1/100 s | ISO 160

I was down in Devon last week for a one-day Symposium on two Devon photographers - James Ravilious (North Devon) and Chris Chapman (Dartmoor). The symposium was held in the RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) which has this gloriously pink entrance space with a very Victorian statue of Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. I had only my smartphone with me so here again we have a prime lens shot from the main rear camera. Next week I have no excuse but to get out and about with a proper lens of some sort.

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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

This place is a start and finish point for wadlopen, or mud-flat hiking. I haven't done that, yet, and in this next photo you can see some intrepid hikers returning to clean off and go home.
Just a week ago I took part in Wattwanderung (yeah, we were on the eastern side of Wadden Sea) and it can be an unforgetable experience. For those who haven't tried this, couple hints: wellies (and wool socks) are not necessarily the best choice of footwear (some sort of light neoprene shoes would be), carrying heavy camera equipment can make the experience more memorable... I'll post a more complete trip report with pictures later.
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Week 40

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Ornamental landscape | A7 III and FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS | f/5.6 | 70.0 mm | 1/320 s | ISO 100

A three-frame panorama - or extreme cinemascope (24+:9)- of the classic view at Stourhead in Wiltshire. I was there 10 days or so ago and the colours are beginning to turn. As autumn progresses here I'm sure this will become more and more spectacular and I may have to do a quick return visit - it's just a couple of hours away.
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B: This week in 2008


Pithos at Tilisos | A100 and 18-70mm kit lens, I suspect | EXIF not available

I had just been to Crete and on return I processed this photo on Picnik, my editing tool of choice 14 years ago. A pithos is a large storage container and Tilisos is an archeological site not far from Heraklion.
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